It is hard not to be jealous of our southern neighbor when it comes to Internet speed. At a time where the fastest residential fibre broadband speed in Malaysia is currently still 100Mbps, Singaporeans will soon be able to obtain 10Gbps fibre connection for their home from Singtel.
According to the company, the new service was made possible through its Next Generation 10 Gigabit Passive Optical Network and was already being tested by a small group of users last year. The company also calculated that users will be able to download a 2-hour full HD movie within 90 seconds or a 2-hours 4K movie in 6 minutes.
Interestingly, Singtel pointed that users might need a high-end PC to fully utilize its 10Gbps service. The minimum PC requirement include Core i7-4790K processor, 8GB RAM, solid state drive, and 10GBASE-T network card as well as either Cat 6 or Cat 6a network cable.
Available starting this month, Singtel’s 10Gbps fibre broadband service for residential customers is priced at SGD 189 (about RM 560) per month. In addition to that, customers are also tied to 24-months contract with the company.
As a comparison, Singtel’s previous fastest fibre broadband service for residential customers was 1Gbps with a monthly fee of SGD 69.90 (about RM 207) or SGD 50 (about RM 148) for users that prefer to use their own router. Hence, the 10Gbps package is not a bad deal at all.